Hello Year 2,
First of all, I’d just like to thank all of you for your help and support at this time. This is a really challenging time for parents, teachers and most importantly, the children and unity and routine, in what may feel like madness, is one of the best things we can offer them.
In class, we have had many discussions about the importance of school and how to be independent learners.
To help with this, School have taken the opportunity to subscribe to many online learning programmes that will support you during this time period – we have discussed these all in class.
Purple Mash, Times Table Rock Stars and Spelling/ Maths Shed logins are stuck in the front of all three books that have been provided to each of you, and I also have a copy which I can send if necessary. However, please ensure you are typing in your usernames and passwords correctly, leaving no spaces and checking for lower/upper case words. If you’re having any trouble logging in to any programmes or need any help with Home Learning– please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be available on line to assist you or answer any queries you may have between 9:30 and 11:30 and 13:30 and 14:30 each working day so don’t hesitate to get in touch should you need help.
Each week I will provide Maths, Reading, Writing and other topic tasks based on learning I know we have covered in class. These tasks will be appropriate for their age and stage and where possible, will build upon learning already covered.
So here is an idea of the kind of things that will be set-
I will also be sending a list of other ideas for activities to do with them, that link to current learning.
Special class reads will be made available on the class page and through twitter (@mrgrafstein)
We really want to support your continued education so just like during term time, as long as you are well, we strongly suggest that you complete all the tasks set so you do not miss out or fall behind.
As discussed, I can check how you are getting on with each activity and can ‘marking’ the online work as well as offering feedback. The children can also write messages on Purple Mash about what they thought about the activity or notes for me to read and enjoy!
We will also be able to see when you are logging in. The expectation is for you to try and do at least 3 hours of work per school day (Mon-Fri).
If you take a picture or scan any work completed in the books, then please feel free to send them to me via email and I can try and provide feedback during the contact times.
Thank you for all of your support and let's keep the learning train moving!
Some useful links and info:
Fast Learning; children have to write out spellings using the Y2 spelling words as provided in the following document. It also shows the rules for spellings. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf from pages 7-10
There are also online resources for phonics. Phonics play (see username and password below) offered for free by phonics play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ The children are familiar with these games and resources and provide a great point to help learning.